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Should I remove StartW8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,487
United States Rank #46,039
Reach 0.0041%


VersionDistribution 100.00%



StartW8 is a program developed by SODATSW spol. s r. o. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.47 MB (1,544,448 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 33% of users of StartW8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StartW8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7C6160B3-EC5F-456D-8084-DB7E5971F0B1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by StartW8

  • StartW8ButtonHelper.dll - StartW8ButtonHelper Dynamic Link Library
  • StartW8Button.exe - StartW8Button Application (Windows 8 Start Button Application)
  • StartW8Service.exe - StartWindows8 (Windows 8 Start Button Service)
  • StartW8Menu.exe - StartW8Menu
  • StartW8Menu.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • StartW8Service.exe runs as a service named 'StartW8Service' (StartW8Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartW8Button.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StartW8Button' which loads as C:\Program Files\StartW8\bin\StartW8Button.exe.

How do I remove StartW8?

Quickly and completely remove StartW8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall StartW8 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program StartW8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove StartW8.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 12.50%
  United Kingdom 10.42%
  Czech Republic 8.33%
  Thailand 4.17%
  Sweden 4.17%
  Israel 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  Brazil 2.08%
  Belgium 2.08%
  France 2.08%
  India 2.08%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Germany 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 19.05%
Lenovo 19.05%
Acer 14.29%
ASUS 9.52%
Samsung 1.59%
Medion 1.59%
Intel 1.59%
Alienware 1.59%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 5.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.82%
LENOVO 20160 2.82%
ASUSTeK X455LD 2.82%
Acer TravelMate 5744Z 2.82%


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